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Kathleen Daisy Miller (born 1951 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian writer. She is most noted for her short story collection All Saints, which was a shortlisted finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in 2014. [1]

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Educated at the University of Guelph and the University of British Columbia, Miller's first short story "Now, Voyager" won Flare's literary contest in 1981. She published short stories in literary magazines for a number of years, before publishing her debut collection A Litany in Time of Plague in 1994. [2] She followed up with Give Me Your Answer in 1999, [3] which was shortlisted for the Upper Canada Brewing Company Writers' Craft Award, [4] and the essay collection Holy Writ in 2001. [5]

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Her debut novel, Brown Dwarf, was published in 2010, [6] and her third short story collection, The Other Voice, followed in 2011.

Her newest short story collection, Late Breaking, was published in 2019 and featured stories based on the art of Alex Colville. [7] It was longlisted for the 2019 Giller Prize. [8]

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References

  1. "A big week for the little guys; Rogers Writers' Trust selects small-press gems". National Post , October 4, 2014.
  2. "K.D. Miller a new writer to watch". Ottawa Citizen , October 23, 1994.
  3. "Daisy's incredible journey". Toronto Star , January 16, 2000.
  4. "Authors' shortlist announced for Upper Canada writers' award". Brantford Expositor , September 12, 2000.
  5. "Author comes out of religious closet". Toronto Star , March 25, 2001.
  6. "When a novel about a perfect murder is just a bit too perfect". National Post , June 12, 2010.
  7. "How the art of Alex Colville inspired K.D. Miller's latest short story collection". The Next Chapter , August 10, 2019.
  8. "Margaret Atwood, Andre Alexis among 12 authors up for $100,000 Giller book prize". Toronto Star , September 3, 2019.